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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-02-11

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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 18:11:24 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-02-11 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20080211

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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W3C mobileOK Checker "Beta" Released for Mobile World Congress

   W3C invites Web content authors to run the beta release of the W3C
   mobileOK checker and make their content work on a broad range of
   mobile devices. This new version provides more accurate results and
   a more reliable experience. Visitors of the Mobile World Congress
   (in Barcelona, starting Monday, 11 February) are welcome to stop by
   the W3C Mobile Web Initiative booth (in Hall 7) to learn more about
   this tool for making Web sites mobile-friendly.

   http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
   http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
   http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/
   http://www.w3.org/2008/02/MWC.html

Call for Review: Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition)
Proposed Edited Recommendation

   The XML Core Working Group has published the Proposed Edited
   Recommendation of "Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth
   Edition)." This revision of XML 1.0 incorporates all known errata
   for XML 1.0 Fourth Edition; see the " diff-marked specification for
   changes." This version of the XML 1.0 specification contains one
   major change, to the definition of names, bringing one major benefit
   of XML 1.1 into XML 1.0; please read the background for this change
   as part of any review. Comments are welcome through 16 May. Learn
   more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PER-xml-20080205/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-4e-errata
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PER-xml-20080205/PER-xml-20080205-review.h
   tml
   http://www.w3.org/XML/2008/02/xml10_5th_edition_background.html
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

WAI-ARIA for Accessible Rich Web Applications: First Public Working
Drafts

   The Protocols and Formats Working Group published First Public
   Working Drafts of:
     * " Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Version 1.0"
       combines the two previously-published ARIA draft specifications:
       WAI-ARIA Roles, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties.
     * " WAI-ARIA Primer" provides background on accessibility issues
       related to JavaScript, and introduces the technical approach
       used in WAI-ARIA.
     * " WAI-ARIA Best Practices" describes how Web content developers
       can develop accessible rich Web applications using WAI-ARIA.

   WAI-ARIA defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more
   accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with
   dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with
   Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. An updated "
   WAI-ARIA Roadmap" was also published.

   Additionally, the Education and Outreach Working Group published a
   new WAI-ARIA FAQ and updated WAI-ARIA Overview. Read the Call for
   Review: New WAI-ARIA Documents announcement and about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative.

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-wai-aria-20080204/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-wai-aria-primer-20080204/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-wai-aria-practices-20080204/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-wai-aria-roadmap-20080204/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/aria/faq
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2008JanMar/0023
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/
   Past home page news...

   http://www.w3.org/News/

W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * New resources on making Ajax and related technologies accessible
       by Shawn Henry
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/02/new_resources_on_making_ajax_a.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
     * Past Q&A Blog ...
       http://www.w3.org/QA/archive/

Upcoming Meetings

     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

Upcoming Talks 

     * 11 February, Barcelona, Spain: . Marie-Claire Forgue, Dominique
       Hazaël-Massieux, François Daoust are at The Mobile World
       Congress.
     * 11 February, Wellington, New Zealand: Achieving Web for All:
       Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Quality of Your
       Website. Shawn Henry gives a tutorial at Webstock 2008.
     * 12 February, Seoul, Korea: 모바일 웹 2.0과 모바일 컨버전스. Seungyun Lee
       presents at 제10회 통신핵심기술 워크샵 안내.
     * 13 February, Cambridge, MA, USA: (not yet determined). Tim
       Berners-Lee presents at Innovation Through IT for Senior Leaders
       in Government (ITSL) workshop.
     * 18 February, Phoenix Park, Korea: Mobile Web 2.0 Technologies.
       Seungyun Lee presents at The 10th International Conference On
       Advanced Communication Technology.
     * 7 March, Tokyo, Japan: State of the Semantic Web. Karl Dubost,
       Ivan Herman present at INTAP Semantic Web Conference 2008.
     * 8 March, Austin, TX, USA: Catching up with Accessibility: The
       Basics Quickly. Shawn Henry presents at SXSW Interactive 2008
       Conference.
     * 10 March, Berlin, Germany: An Introduction to POWDER
       (tentative). Phil Archer, Thomas Tikwinski give a tutorial at
       Web 2.0 Telecoms.
     * 10 March, San Diego, CA, USA: New W3C Standards For Speech and
       Multimodal Applications. Deborah Dahl presents at Voice Search
       Conference.
     * 15 March, Los Angeles, USA: How Web Accessibility Guidelines
       Apply to Design for the Ageing Population. Shadi Abou-Zahra,
       Andrew Arch present at CSUN 2008.
     * 17 March, Geneva, Switzerland: Video on the Web at W3C. Philippe
       Le Hégaret presents at Media Distribution over Open Internet.
     * 1 April, Berlin, Germany: Analysing The Importance Of
       Standardisation In Driving Mobile Internet Usage. Philipp
       Hoschka presents at Mobile Internet.
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: Producing XML that works
       internationally. Richard Ishida, Felix Sasaki give a tutorial at
       17th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: Introduction to the Semantic Web
       (through an example…). Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at 17th
       World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: RDFa: Extensible Structured Data in
       HTML. Ben Adida, Elias Torres, Ivan Herman give a tutorial at
       17th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 17 June, New York, NY, USA: (not yet determined). Tim
       Berners-Lee presents at LinkedData Planet Conference: exploring
       the new web of connected data.
     * 18 June, Nancy, France: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan Herman
       gives a keynote at 19èmes Journées Francophones d'Ingénierie des
       Connaissances (IC2008).
     * 19 June, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: How New Web Accessibility
       Standards Impact User Experience Design. Shawn Henry presents at
       Usability Professionals' Association International Conference
       2008.
     * View upcoming talks by country
       http://www.w3.org/2004/08/W3CTalks?date=Recent+and+upcoming&coun
       tryListing=yes&submit=Submit
     * More talks...
       http://www.w3.org/Talks/

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